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FTC warns companies that void warranties over using third-party services

The days of reading the small print to see whether a repair or new part for your ailing laptop will void its warranty may be coming to an end. The FTC has officially warned several companies that thei

Fixya’s New App “6ya” Lets You Get Voice & Video Tech Support For Anything In 6 Minutes Flat

For nearly 10 years, online Q&A site Fixya has offered a way for web searchers to find information and receive troubleshooting support from area experts and other local pros. Today, the company i

Carvoyant Tells You What The #@!!% Check Engine Light Means (And Where To Get It Fixed)

<a href="http://www.carvoyant.com/">Carvoyant</a> is a new service that aims to maintain your car's "health records" in the cloud, while also keeping track of when you need repairs, where you should g

This iPod Doctor makes ‘house calls’ in NYC

Those of you who ever had a broken iPod—how?—know what a giant pain it can be. Enter this guy, Demetrios Leontaris. The iPod Doctor, as Fortune so lovingly calls him, is the son of a Greek

Microsoft Web Site Tracks Xbox 360 Repair Status

Like many of you, I recently had to send in my Xbox 360 for repairs because of the Red Ring of Death. (Going without Viva Piñata this long has put great strains on my family.) To help alleviate

Microsoft Refuses To Say Whether or Not New Xbox 360 Heat Sinks are Permanent

Earlier in the week we noticed that Microsoft had started installing additional heat sinks into Xbox 360s that were sent in for repair. This was done to eliminate “red lights of death” and

Microsoft Adding Additional Heatsinks To Fix Faulty Xbox 360s

Microsoft is finally doing something about some of the technical problems that plague the Xbox 360. A hardware revision was spotted “in the wild,” as they say, showing an additional heatsi